The Massachusetts General Hospital Leadership Council for Psychiatry 10th Annual Visiting Day was held June 7, 2021. In this video segment — introduced by Chief of Psychiatry Maurizio Fava, MD — through compelling patient stories, you will learn about the groundbreaking work of Jennifer Thomas, PhD, co-director of the Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Thomas describes how her training as a young ballet dancer led her to pursue a career in clinical psychology and specialize in eating disorders research. She outlines her most recent focus on avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder and other uncommon eating disorders.
Don’t miss the question-and-answer period that includes program co-director Kamryn Eddy, PhD, and practical suggestions for loved ones to recognize warning signs of eating disorders; an overview of how neurobiology relates to eating disorders; tips to encourage children to eat more vegetables; and an explanation about how eating disorders affect the gastrointestinal system.
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